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Some Cool News: Episode III

Some Cool News: Episode III

Andrew Brooks, Staff Member

October 18, 2020

"The news has not all been bad. There are some very cool things happening in the world right now and I am here today to tell you all about them." - Andrew Brooks

Dog adoptions increase during pandemic

Shelters like Reach Rescue are struggling to keep up with the demands of their customers.

Maddie Handrich, Staff Member

October 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused panic at times over the past seven months, and a sometimes-overlooked group affected by it is animals. For shelter dogs, the pandemic may have been a blessing in disguise.  When the coronavirus quarantine struck in March, many rescue shelters were concerned about ...

Following Ginsburg’s Death, Trump Announces Conservative Nominee

According to Town and Country magazine, each one of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s collars have different meanings and names, including “Not a Fan of Him,” “The Majority Opinion,” “The Dissenting Opinion,” “The Favorite” and “The Original.” The one in this photo is “The Favorite.”

Elise Stouffer, Staff Member

October 13, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- a legal and cultural icon who fought for civil rights throughout her career -- passed away in mid-September. A little more than a week after her death, President Donald Trump announced conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee. ...

School Board Votes to Implement Hybrid Learning Model

 During the board meeting, LHS Principal Dr. Tom Koulentes reviewed the results of the Panorama survey sent out to D128 students, staff, and parents in late September.

Pavan Acharya, Online Editor

October 7, 2020

On Monday, Oct. 5, the District 128 Board of Education, during a specially held meeting via Zoom, voted in favor of the implementation and move to a hybrid learning model for Libertyville and Vernon Hills High Schools, which will begin at the end of October. The meeting — which lasted four hours and ...

Back-to-School Rally Advocates for Shift to In-Person Learning

Many students and parents from District 128 attended the rally to show their support for going back-to-school.

Andrew Benoit and Anika Raina

October 3, 2020

On Sept. 29, a crowd of District 128 students and parents gathered in Cook Memorial Park to demand that the Board of Education give families a choice on whether students should return to in-person learning or continue remote learning. Throughout the course of the rally, students and parents from bo...

A Look Behind the Masks

A Look Behind the Masks

Kate Barry, Staff Member

September 30, 2020


How COVID-19 is affecting colleges

Many Lake Forest College students are taking online classes this year from home, leaving the college mostly empty and this parking lot at the school vacant. Only students with exceptions to live on campus are allowed access to specified buildings and outdoor areas.

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Member

September 24, 2020

As colleges across the country have started to open this fall, many are learning how effective -- or not -- their plans have been in preventing COVID-19 outbreaks on campus. From fully reopening to e-learning, there have been various methods schools have used to teach students. Locally, the Colle...

Fall Play and Fine Arts Courses Adapt During COVID-19

The fall play will be this weekend in a drive-through format.

Elise Stouffer, Staff Member

September 22, 2020

The fall play is coming up in a drive-through format, several fine arts courses have been approved to return in person, and the fine arts department is working to make concerts and art shows virtual this year. Dustin Helvie, head of the Fine Arts Department and director of Symphonic Winds, said the ...

Some Cool News: Episode II

Some Cool News: Episode II

Pavan Acharya, Online Editor

September 21, 2020

"The world has turned upside down and it can sometimes be hard to see the bright side of the things. That is why it is my job, during these dark times, to show you some cool news." - Pavan Acharya

The student news publication of Libertyville High School